2012 Toyota Highlander  -  $29,085


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,085
Base Invoice: $26,628
Destination Charge: $845
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 20 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
Transmission: 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission
Engine: 2.7L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine

Pros

Roomy and versatile interior; seating for seven adults; responsive acceleration; confident ride; hybrid availability; V6 towing capability


Model News

The 2012 Highlander sees no significant changes from last year's model.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Toyota Highlander is still seen as one of the best utilities available in the United States. Offering seating for seven adults, the Highlander is surprisingly versatile. When properly equipped, the upper-end Highlanders can tow up to 5,000 pounds. MSRP starts at $28,000. Estimated mileage is 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway for the base 4-cylinder trim. The hybrid version starts at around $38,000 and is capable of 27 mpg in the city.


Model Highlights

Toyota's 2012 Highlander is available in base, SE and Limited trims. A 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque is standard on the base trim and available on the SE. A 3.5L V6 engine making 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque is the optional powertrain. The 4-cylinder engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 versions get a 5-speed automatic. V6-equipped models can be equipped to tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the 4-cylinder is rated to pull up to 3,500 pounds.

Toyota also offers a hybrid version of the Highlander. All hybrids come with a 3.5L V6 engine and integrated electric motor/generator system that's able to make a combined 280 horsepower. The Highlander Hybrid has an EV mode for driving short distances at low speed on electric power only, and the driver-selectable ECON mode limits acceleration to further conserve energy. 4-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission are also standard.

Inside the Highlander, there's seating for up to seven, with a third-row seat that folds and stows away and a 40/20/40-split folding second row that slides fore and aft and also reclines.

Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, front side air bags, roll-sensing side-curtain bags and a driver's knee bag. Hill start assist and downhill assist control are optional. The hybrid also includes the VDIM (vehicle dynamics integrated management) system, which integrates all of the safety electronics--including throttle and brakes--to more seamlessly intervene when a potential loss of vehicle control is detected.

An electric power steering system is standard on all trims and provides many important safety functions. The non-hybrid Highlanders feature 'straight-line steering,' a system that uses the power steering mechanism to offset pulling to one side due to uneven surfaces or hard braking. All Highlanders also feature a corner braking feature whereby the power steering assist helps the driver regain and maintain vehicle stability.

The Highlander's standard feature list includes 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control and power accessories. The fold-flat third row of seating is standard but can be removed. The SE adds a standard sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and a power passenger seat. At the top of the line is the Limited, which adds leather upholstery and Satin Mahogany interior trim, an upgraded sound system with a 6-disc changer, Smart Key entry system, heated power mirrors and a heated windshield, along with a host of upscale cosmetic details.

Major options include a power door in back, voice-activated navigation, leather upholstery with multi-stage heated seats, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 3-zone air conditioning, a tow package, a moonroof and a JBL premium audio system with Bluetooth. Available individual options will vary depending on trim level and region.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
384.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.7L/163

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4100

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
145.7 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
43.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.7 in

Front Hip Room
56.7 in

Second Head Room
40.1 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.5 in

Second Hip Room
56.5 in

Third Head Room
36.3 in

Third Leg Room
29.9 in

Third Shoulder Room
55.0 in

Third Hip Room
42.3 in

Wheelbase
109.8 in

Length, Overall
188.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.2 in

Height, Overall
68.1 in

Track Width, Front
64.0 in

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
95.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
10.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3946 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.02 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.55 in

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.2 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
19.8%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.7L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine

6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission -inc: sequential shift, snow mode

Front wheel drive

4-wheel independent Macpherson strut suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist (EPS)

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

17" 7-spoke machined-finish aluminum alloy wheels

P245/65R17 all-season tires

Full-size spare w/aluminum wheel

Color-keyed rear spoiler w/integrated lamp

Dark silver-painted grille -inc: lower grill w/chrome accent

Black lower rockers w/chrome accent

Projector beam halogen headlamps w/auto on/off feature

Color-keyed foldable pwr mirrors

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear intermittent wiper

UV reduction glass windshield

Rear privacy glass

Color-keyed door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input

Fender mounted antenna

Cloth front captains chairs -inc: 8-way manual driver seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, adjustable active headrests, seat-back pocket

Cloth 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat -inc: Center Stow seat & console, one-touch right hand walk-in function, outboard armrests

Cloth 3rd row seat -inc: fold-flat into floor capability, folding headrests

Center console -inc: (6) cupholders, storage compartments, (2) 12V aux pwr outlets

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel

Optitron red-illuminated instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp, fuel, LCD odometer w/dual tripmeters

Pwr windows -inc: driver auto up/down, jam protection

Pwr door locks w/auto lock/unlock

Remote keyless entry system -inc: remote illuminated entry

Cruise control

Engine immobilizer system

Digital clock

Manual front & rear air conditioning -inc: 2nd & 3rd row AC vents

Rear window defogger

Day/night rearview mirror

Overhead console -inc: map lights, conversation mirror, sunglass holder

Dual visors -inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions

Cargo area 12V aux pwr outlet

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: brake assist (BA), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Smart Stop Technology (SST)

Traction control (TRAC)

Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor

Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags

3-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags

Drivers knee airbag

3-point shoulder belts in all seating positions -inc: drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions

Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters, adjustable belt anchors

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for outboard 2nd row seats

Child protector rear door locks

Direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Energy-dissipating interior trim

Collapsible steering column

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$220

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
SIZZLING CRIMSON MICA
$0

 
SANDY BEACH METALLIC
$0

 
CYPRESS PEARL
$0

 
NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SHORELINE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
BLIZZARD PEARL
$0

 
ASH, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TECH PKG
$1,835

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$60

 
TOW PKG
$220

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$403

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$340

 
PROTECTION PKG
$470

 
6-PIECE ALL-WEATHER FLOOR & CARGO MAT SET
$225

 
ASHTRAY CUP
$26

 
AUTO DIMMING MIRROR
$299

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
CARGO NET SPIDER
$49

 
5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR/CARGO MAT SET
$262

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$529

 
VIP RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
BODY SIDE MOLDINGS
$199

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$109

 
CROSSBARS
$229

 
EXHAUST TIP
$75

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$155

 
MUDGUARDS
$99

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
RUNNING BOARDS
$649

 
TOWING RECEIVER HITCH & WIRING HARNESS
$699

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
BLU LOGIC HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$299

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT
$1,819


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